Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) is leading efforts to secure $248 million for Phase 2 of the Calexico West Land Port of Entry (LPOE) Reconfiguration and Expansion Project. President Obama’s Fiscal year 2017 budget includes this level of funding, which will be the final funds needed to complete the Calexico West LPOE.

“I’m pleased President Obama included the necessary funds to complete the last phase of the Calexico West LPOE project,” said Rep. Vargas. “Investing in our infrastructure will stimulate our mega region and our nation’s economic potential, as well as increase jobs, safety, and commercial growth.”

Rep. Vargas will continue working with local, state, and national leaders to ensure the funding is obtained. Funds for Phase 1 of the project were approved by Congress in December of 2014.

Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire US/Mexico border.  Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his second term in Congress.  He represented the 40th California State Senate District from 2010-2012, the 79th California State Assembly District from 2000 – 2006 and served on the San Diego City Council from 1993 – 2000.